Author Topic: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)  (Read 3932 times)

Offline Iron Sights

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 :( I recently made a couple of posts about being unable to get Final Mod Pack to work.
Despite uninstalling are wiping everything then reinstalling...nothing works.

I do have a background in IT so please do not respond with "do you know where mods go?" and "do you know how to put files or folders in your mods folder?".
I am well versed in moving and finding and unzipping files and have done similar things with other games and software several times in the past.

I have tried different mods; unzipping my mods to the "mods" folder and they do not appear in game in the mods list at all!
I tried both putting the whole mod folder in and when that didn't work I deleted it, then pulled out the individual files and unzipped them to the mods folder.
Nightly starts up fine and going to the mods section shows no additional mods.....WTF?
I tried several other mods and its the same result every time.

I am using the Steam version of Xcom as my original install and I the installed Nightly: openxcom_git_master_2017_01_27_1156.exe
Upon Installing Nightly it properly sees and points to the Steam version just fine.
New games in Nightly start up fine and the Nightly mods appear in the list as normal.   

I'm starting to wonder if there is something wrong with either the Vanilla Steam version of Xcom or The version of Nightly I'm using?
I have uninstalled and reinstalled both Steam Xcom and Openxcom several times.

I'm at a loss...any advice?
Should I use a different OpenXcom version?             

More info:
I'm using Windows 7 Professional (full Windows updates)
Latest version of Nightly: openxcom_git_master_2017_01_27_1156.exe
Latest Steam version of Xcom installed
I have followed in detail the Ivan Dogovich youtube video installment instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1WUpX9n7gY   

Thanks in advance but I really need some advanced help here  8)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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Offline Warboy1982

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 03:36:33 am »
double check the directory you're copying the mod into, it should be something like "C:\Users\War\My Documents\OpenXcom\mods"
note that this is NOT the folder where the game is installed.

and this next part is gonna seem condescending but please don't take it as such:

have you tried scrolling the mods list?

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 04:54:15 am »
I have not seen how scrolling the mods list mechanic works, please indulge me.

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 05:07:39 am »
use the scroll wheel, or this little fella here:

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:49:34 am »
Thanks for the screenshot  8)

However, I have been up and down in the list several times and dont see the mods.
(sorry I should have disclosed this previously)

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 10:53:06 am »
I don't think this can be solved by forum posts... your issue will be something tiny and obvious-looking, so you overlook it every time.

If you want, I can help via screen sharing (e.g. Skype call) or via remote desktop (e.g. Team Viewer).

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 03:24:24 pm »
@Meridian

You might be right, stranger things have happened.
I might Skype call you but no thanks on the desktop sharing.

I hope you are right and I'm overlooking something.
Please PM me with your Skype info and a good time to call (I'm on Western time).
....err I assume this forum has PMs?

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 03:32:35 pm »
Please PM me with your Skype info and a good time to call (I'm on Western time).
....err I assume this forum has PMs?

Yes, this forum has PMs :)
I'll send you my skype ID in a moment.
My time zone is Switzerland, CET (Central European Time).

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 03:34:00 pm »
Maybe this here is helpful: https://github.com/SupSuper/OpenXcom#mods
Where are you user dirs =)

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 07:19:46 pm »
@hellrazor Thanks for the link  :) but that is of no help.
Actually, unless its something I'm overlooking, I'll be surprised if I get any additional mods to work.

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Re: No Mods Working In Nightly At All!!! (well only the Nightly ones show up)
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2017, 10:16:07 pm »
Just to rule out using a 'wrong' directory. Perhaps you can attach the openxcom.log file of your most recent successful normal startup. It would normally indicate all search paths known to the game.